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STFC director honoured by the Royal Society
17 April 2019
STFC director honoured by the Royal Society

Dr Andrew Taylor, most recently the Executive Director of STFC’s National Laboratories, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for his exceptional contribution to science.

Scientists invent a sniffing method to detect rotten avocados
12 April 2019
Scientists invent a sniffing method to detect rotten avocados

A team of UK scientists are working to invent a type of portable sniffing device that can detect whether avocados are rotten without breaking the skin and damaging the fruit – ensuring customers do not buy fruit that is already past its best.

Astro-ecology: Counting orangutans using star-spotting technology
11 April 2019
Astro-ecology: Counting orangutans using star-spotting technology

A ground-breaking scientific collaboration, partly funded by STFC, is harnessing technology used to study the luminosity of stars, to carry out detailed monitoring of orangutan populations in Borneo.

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